Liberian schoolchildren face a number of obstacles. NGOs on the ground are out to help — and modest philanthropic investments can keep them going.
In 2013, Accompany CEO Jason Keehn set out to create a socially responsible brand that he calls a Barney’s-meets-Whole Foods e-commerce site of curated high-end apparel, accessories and home goods from around the world. The products are artisan made, fair trade and serve a philanthropic or humanitarian need. And they’re fashion-forward to boot.
On Saturday, several hundred protesters streamed over wire fences to stop the desecration of Native American burial sites by an oil company’s bulldozers. Not a great way to introduce neighbors to a new multi-state pipeline.
Between 2011 and 2013, companies with a woman CEO received just 3 percent of venture capital investment. So, why are women entrepreneurs so often overlooked and underfunded?
SPECIAL SERIES: Are Americans Getting Healthier?
We are two years into the greatest national healthcare experiment in American history. And experts are poring over data to determine the success of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. We spoke with a Harvard researcher to find out more about healthcare access in America today.
African elephants and rhinos are disappearing in rapid numbers. Some say drones have potential in the fight against poaching, but can they really make a difference?
The cheapest smartphones can prove to be valuable for those escaping countries including war-torn Syria and Iraq, as they help connect with loved ones abroad while rebuilding lives in their new homes.
Board members, shareholders, funders and the public want to know just how their philanthropic dollars are driving positive social change. The President of the AT&T Foundation explains her foundation’s efforts.
Pre-2000, Americans took an average of 20.3 days off per year. Fast-forward to today, and the average is down to 16.2 days. Even when we know we have the time to take (and it’s the right thing to do for our health), it can still be difficult to block time off for vacation. These three tips can help you build in time to recharge.
After several frustrating years of trying to establish immigration reform, President Obama has finally come up with a way to help immigrants caught in Congress’ tug-of-war over immigration and finances.
Landlords who want to “get to know” their prospective tenants have new tools in their arsenal. It’s tenant reporting services like we’ve never seen before. Social media and personal data normally protected under state and federal law are up for grabs. As one landlord consulting service put it, if the information is in a publicly accessible social media account, it’s “fair game.”
Whirlpool donated washing machines and dryers to school districts in St. Louis, and at-risk kids’ absenteeism fell from 12 to 3.5 days in one year.